Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has expressed his interest to sign Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to stay at their club.
Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both are currently playing for the Italian side AS Roma on a loan deal.
British defender Chris Smalling is a Man Utd player. He moved to Italy last summer on a loan deal. Before moving to AS Roma, Smalling was playing regularly for United over the years. His performance was not good enough. United brought Harry Maguire on a record deal from Leicester City. As a result, he will get no chance in the first eleven for united. That is why he went to Roma.
Arsenal winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan is an Arsenal player. Just like Smalling, he also went to AS Roma last summer in order to get more game time. He was not in favor of the Unai Emery, who was the manager of Arsenal at that time. He spent more time on the bench rather playing on the pitch. Mikel Arteta is now in charge of Arsenal. He has not decided if he will call Mkhitaryan back to London.
Smalling looks good in Italy
Chris Smalling has also performed well this season for AS Roma this season. He has played 20 matches this season. Smalling scored 2 goals and has 1 assist. Smalling mainly plays as a central defender. He can also play as a right back. Smalling has a current market price of 20 million euros.
Mkhitaryan has proved himself at Roma
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is playing well this season. This Armenian attacking midfielder has played 12 matches in this season. He scored 5 goals and has 2 assists. Henrikh Mkhitaryan can play as a winger as well as an attacking midfielder. He has a current market price of 25 million euros. As he is in a good form, he could be a good option for AS Roma.
AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca wants to keep them at their club on a permanent deal. The total price of both these Premier League players is less than 50 million euros. It will be a bargain if Roma to get both of them permanently.